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We just got back from three weeks in Florida.
I was impressed last night when we were flying out of Tampa and heard an announcement that serving military personnel in uniform could board a flight (didn't catch where it was going) along with first class passengers.
A small but fitting recognition of their service.
I explained our national two-minute silence at 11am today (11/11/11) to a few Americans and they wished it would happen there too.
We observed it in a security line at Heathrow and were pleased that no-one made a sound.
One son serving now, his older brother a multi purple heart recipient, me , my wife, my dad and every male in my family since they landed on the potato boat have served at least one hitch. Some donated their lives some their limbs, some just got lucky. Am sure if all of them were alive now they would all agree it is an honor to be able to serve in the cause of freedom and liberty ( and mostly for your buddies serving with you).
Went through all their pictures last night going back to the Spanish American war through today.
Here is a pic of a visit to my relatives killed in D Day, 2 of them on the first morning/night St Mere Eglise buried in teh first two sections of the American cemetary in Normandy, the French do a great job at that cemetary. Puts things in perspective.
3rd ID (Rock of the Marne), 7th ID (Bayonet), 50 ID (NG), 4th training brigade (instructor "This We'll Defend")
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